The Veterans of Foreign War of the U.S and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation have joined together to try to find jobs for military members, veterans and their spouses on Oct. 5.
VFW Virtual Career Fair will run from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and will feature available opportunities with BJ’s Restaurants, Ecolab, Hyatt, Sodexo and Sysco,a all companies with a history of commitment to hiring America’s service members and veterans.
Participants are strongly encouraged to preregister for the event at http://www.vfwvirtual.com/registration/.
“We’re pleased to join together with the NRAEF on this large-scale hiring initiative,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy, a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired United Parcel Service assistant chief pilot. “In today’s competitive job market, the VFW is dedicated to providing every possible opportunity for our service members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in their careers. VFW Virtual Career Fairs help bridge the gap between America’s top-tier military and veteran candidates and the industry leaders dedicated to hiring them.”
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Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders. The foundation’s educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and employability skills training to build a pipeline of talent for the growing industry.
“The NRAEF is honored to partner with the VFW on this initiative,” said Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. “More than 250,000 military veterans are currently employed in the restaurant industry, and the number of employment opportunities is projected to increase in the next five years. These veterans have dedicated their lives to fight for the freedoms we enjoy daily. Having the chance to give back by connecting them with new careers through top-notch industry employers honors NRAEF’s commitment to support America's service men and women.”
The Oct. 5 hospitality-focused event will seek candidates to fill a myriad of opportunities in the industry, ranging from front of the house and back of the house restaurant positions, and many more..
If you need a job, you can to the website above and register. If you know someone who needs a job but has not computer, please help them out.
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